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Economic history and conditions

  • The Money Makersby Eric Rauchway

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    Shortly after assuming office in early 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt made the bold decision to take the United States off the gold standard. This was only the first act in his quest to use monetary policy as a political tool. In The Money Makers , the distinguished historian Eric Rauchway shows how FDR and his brilliant team of advisers?John Maynard... more...

  • Cotton Cityby Harriet E. Amos Doss

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Antebellum Mobile was a cotton port city, and economic dependence upon the North created by the cotton trade controlled the city?s development. Mobile?s export trade placed the city third after New York and New Orleans in total value of exports for the nation by 1860. Because the exports consisted almost entirely of cotton headed for Northern... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the American Systemby Songho Ha

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The American System was implemented by the US government after the American-British War of 1812 to develop a national domestic market. This study explores the rise and fall of the system between its inception in 1790 and the Panic of 1837. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Urban Economiesby Michael Storper; Thomas Kemeny; Naji Makarem; Taner Osman

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Today, the Bay Area is home to the most successful knowledge economy in America, while Los Angeles has fallen progressively further behind its neighbor to the north and a number of other American metropolises. Yet, in 1970, experts would have predicted that L.A. would outpace San Francisco in population, income, economic power, and influence. The... more...

  • Integrated Environmental Managementby Sven Erik Jørgensen; Joao Carlos Marques; Søren Nors Nielsen

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    Based on 40 years of experience, Integrated Environmental Management: A Transdisciplinary Approach brings together many ecological and technological tool boxes and applies them in a transdisciplinary method. The book demonstrates how to combine continuous improvement management tools and principles with proven environmental assessment methodologies.... more...

  • Chicagoby John F. McDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Chicago went from nothing in 1830 to become the second-largest city in the nation in 1900, while the Midwest developed to become one of the world?s foremost urban areas. This book is an economic history of the Chicago metropolitan area from the 1820s to the present. It examines the city in its Midwestern region and compares it to the other major cities... more...

  • New Mexico 2050by Fred Harris

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Here some of the state?s most noted and qualified policy experts answer two vital questions: New Mexico 2050?What can we be? What will we be? more...

  • Best Customersby The New Strategist Editors

    New Strategist Press, LLC 2015; US$ 103.95

    Find out how the American marketplace has been transformed by the Great Recession in the new 11th edition of Best Customers: Demographics of Consumer Demand, with all-important 2013 spending data. Best Customers is a unique look at who the best and biggest customers are for hundreds of individual products and services. The new edition of Best Customers... more...

  • Bosnia and Herzegovinaby International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This paper discusses key findings of the Financial System Stability Assessment on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Economic and financial activity in BiH remains stuck in a low gear since the global financial crisis, reflecting weak external demand, tighter funding conditions, and deep-seated structural issues. Aggregate solvency and liquidity indicators... more...

  • United Statesby International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This Technical Note reviews the key attributes of effective resolution regimes for the banking and insurance sectors in the United States. The United States' resolution regime for financial institutions has been significantly enhanced since the financial crisis. Over the past several years, the U.S. authorities have undertaken significant efforts to... more...